Rally in Legazpi against Lafayette Mine on Rapu Rapu Island. During its few months of operation cyanide and other contaminants from the Australian-owned mine on Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines, spilled into the sea, resulting in massive fish kills. The...

Photo | August 25, 2006

Rally in Legazpi against Lafayette Mine on Rapu Rapu Island. During its few months of operation cyanide and other contaminants from the Australian-owned mine on Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines, spilled into the sea, resulting in massive fish kills. The Lafayette Project is financed through a syndicate of banks including ANZ Investment Bank and ABN AMRO Bank NV (Australian Branch) in clear breach of their environmental policies. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in The Philippines as part of a 15th month global expedition - the most ambitious the organisation has ever undertaken - to highlight the threats to and the beauty of the oceans.

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